To practice as a CPA, one must have a valid certificate issued by the board of accountancy in one of the country’s 55 jurisdictions, which consists of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Each jurisdiction has individual requirements for licensure in terms of experience and education, but the one common denominator is the Uniform CPA Examination, which the AICPA creates and grades. In addition to testing knowledge of accounting and auditing, regulation and business concepts via multiple-choice questions, the CPA Exam includes simulations and written communications.
Elijah Watt Sells Award winners were announced on March 26. Just a total of 39 individuals performed so well on the CPA Exam
in 2012 to have earned this prestigious title. Considering there were more than 92,000 candidates who sat for the CPA exam in 2012, the 39 recipients have
made an immense achievement indeed! Perhaps congratulations are in order?
What does it take to be a Sells winner? The award is presented
to candidates who have obtained a cumulative average score above 95.50 across
all four sections of the CPA Exam, completed testing during the 2012 calendar
year and passed all four sections of the CPA Exam on their first attempt.
The talented individuals listed below are the 2012 Sells
Award winners in alphabetical order, followed by their state board affiliation,
education and present employer.
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CPA Exam score release timetables have been such a hot topic amongst candidates that we have
decided to post regular updates. Updated score release timelines will be
announced twice annually on AICPA Insights® and will also be
posted on the CPA Exam website. Since we would rather have candidates study for
the CPA Exam rather than spend time notching off business days on a calendar, we
have contained the score release timeline in a table below for candidates to
easily find their score release dates.
In the first half of 2013, scores for the CPA Exam will be
released by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy to
individual state boards of accountancy based upon the target score release
dates listed in the table below.
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The AICPA Examinations Team’s office is located in Ewing, NJ and has been
affected by Hurricane Sandy. Although the offices were not damaged, extended loss of power and telecommunication affected
systems and staff. As a result, the release of CPA Exam scores for results received day 1 – 20 by the AICPA and were scheduled to be released on Nov. 5
had to be delayed.
Below is the revised score release
timetable for the first round of score release for the October/November 2012
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This week’s ‘In the News’ post comes from the AICPA and CPA/SEA Interchange conference in St. Louis. I’ve been learning a lot at the sessions and having a good time networking with my colleagues at the state societies and sharing ideas and information. There has been a lot going on in the profession recently and I’ve been trying my best to stay on top of it all. I’ve highlighted a few of the more interesting articles I’ve seen in the past week and shared them with you below. If you see something that you think was particularly important, send me an email or let me know in the comments section.
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The AICPA has recently taken steps to make preparing for the Uniform CPA Exam easier for international students and candidates on the go with two exciting new developments.
Recently, the AICPA announced it had expanded its website, ThisWaytoCPA.com to students overseas who may now register and create profiles.
The website, designed to educate college students and CPA-exam candidates about the path to becoming a CPA, now contains information to help international students understand the process of registering for the CPA exam and becoming a U.S. CPA while living overseas.
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